1. freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.

2. freedom from or the cessation of war or violence

On September 21st each year, people all around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. We know peace is not just about a ceasefire for those at war, but about respecting others’ human rights, and protecting the planet. I started Bright Beat because I felt the need to work on projects I believe in, with people I care about and respect. “Wishing for World Peace” sounds like a Miss America speech. But man, do I hope our work helps the cause!

So, we hope you’ll take a minute to learn about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals “To Transform The World”.

And… may you enjoy a few quotes that inspire us, as we seek our own peace, and pray for greater peace for all:


“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ~ Buddha


“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa


“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” ~ Nelson Mandela


“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV


“Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind.” ~ UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon


Photo: A peaceful vision of our favorite tree in Colorado. Thanks, Vertex!